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House Bill 1172

House Bill 1172

ARCHIVE (2008)

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DIGEST OF HB 1172 (Updated March 13, 2008 8:00 pm - DI 77)

Various professions and occupations. Codifies the uniform emergency volunteer health practitioners act to provide a procedure for recognizing other states' licenses for health practitioners who volunteer to provide assistance during an emergency requiring significant health care assistance. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to form a nonprofit corporation to establish and operate an umbilical cord blood bank. Requires the nonprofit corporation to establish an umbilical cord blood donation initiative to promote public awareness concerning the medical benefits of umbilical cord blood. Beginning July 1, 2008, and until June 30, 2009, requires a home health agency and a personal services agency to obtain an employee's limited criminal history not more than three business days after the date that an employee begins to provide services. Specifies the circumstances in which a nursing home is not required to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation or other intervention on a patient who has died. Makes certain changes to the law concerning defibrillators in health clubs. Amends the definition of "regulated occupation". Removes physician referral requirements to receive acupuncture and specifies training and testing requirements. Amends the locations in which a dental hygienist may practice under direct supervision, prescriptive supervision, and without supervision of a dentist. Establishes requirements for a dental hygienist to administer local dental anesthesia. Requires a dental assistant to work under the direct supervision of a dentist. Specifies certain procedures that may and may not be delegated to a dental assistant. Exempts licensed mental health counselors from the licensed hypnotist requirements. Establishes the interstate nurse licensure compact beginning July 1, 2009. Allows the state board of nursing to issue a registered nurse license to certain applicants. Requires specified examination and registration fees to be used for the rehabilitation of impaired registered nurses and impaired licensed practical nurses. Allows an optometrist to refer patients to an occupational therapist. Establishes licensing and continuing education requirements for marriage and family therapist associates, and requires emergency rules for the implementation of the licensure. Requires the office of Medicaid policy and planning to receive approval to cover umbilical cord transplants under the Medicaid program. Makes conforming changes. Requires the health finance commission to address domestic violence programs. Repeals a provision that abolishes and transfers the rights, powers, and duties of the state board of examination and registration of nurses.
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